Friday, April 13, 2012

Fun For Friday - Button Cards

A quick post today before the guild meeting.

At a show I picked up this new button card, it's my favorite.


Here is a sweet one


I think this one is from my buddy Jill.  Aren't they handsome devils.  Buttons on your underwear, lol.


I love this one too, being an avid game enthusiast and bingo player.   Educational Lotto - funny, huh?


As you can tell, I'm not a serious collector.....yet.

After taking down the Easter Decorations, I decided to group my few London themed objects.  Almost anything can make a vignette if they are related in some way, an old toy bank, toy bus, pepper shaker and tea accessories.


Happy Friday Everyone!

22 comments:

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Love the Peter Pan Pearls!

Karen said...

The button cards are interesting. Looks to me like you have the start of a serious collection. They are so much more interesting than the way buttons are packaged today.

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun little collection! My favorite is the lotto card -- too clever! Love that London vignette too -- 'tis the year!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love the british collection! you'll be set for the olympics.

Joanne said...

Great collections - "Peter Pan Pearls" - too funny.
Love the hooked(?) mat that the buttons are displayed on.

ann hermes said...

I had never seen these kind of button cards. They are really cute and interesting. Are they from the 1940s?

Donna~~ said...

Love the button cards--they are great! (I'm so sleepy this morning I had to look and look FOR the buttons on the first one...I may need a nap!)

Lori said...

Fun! Love the underwear buttons!!

YankeeQuilter said...

My guild is having a British tea for our meeting next month. The program will be - English paperpiecing. Have you seen the new fabric that has big ben and all things London on it? very cute...

Anonymous said...

I will have to look at my mother's and aunt's button cards with a keener eye from now on! What fun cards you shared, thanks. So tell us about the background--did you make it? I recognize many of the fabrics. What a great way to use up fabrics that we still have bits and pieces of and need just the right project. Please share. Thanks Ardis

Kyle said...

Don't you wish our packaging was more interesting. I think you have the good beginnings of a new collection. I'm going to pay closer attention to those old button cards.

Sue said...

The buttons are fun and how patriotic of you for this side of the pond. Our Queens jubilee this year so your right on track with you British memorabilia.

Jan said...

Those button cards are fun. I've never seen one as cute as the one with the dress. I covet your UK collection :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh Barb, those buttons cards are so fun!!! I've never seen ones like that. The Peter Pan ones are hilarious!!! And the bingo one so clever. It would be very tempting to become an avid collector.

Carrie P. said...

I love to find buttons on cards. They are just as much fun as the buttons.

Barb said...

What fun button cards!

Susie said...

Never ever noticed button cards. How cute are those!

Quilt Hollow said...

Clever button cards and they look to be in awesome shape! Have you seen the new British novelty fabric released recently?

gingerscott said...

Most likely our children will not even know what a button is! The cards are worth framing.

regan said...

I just love those button cards! Sweet!

Miriam said...

Wow, love those button cards! Very cute!

libbyquilter said...

here it is sunday and i'm just now getting to your fun for friday post~i think i really need this fun~!
the button cards are really fabulous and you are easily on your way to a great collection~!

:-)
libbyQ